Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation:
Supporting a Unique Entity
Created in 2006 with support from the Foundation, the Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation (RPQRF) is one of the nation’s leading organizations devoted to researching bobwhite quail and the world’s only conservation group with its own property dedicated exclusively to understanding quail through science. Located in Roby, Texas, RPQRF is well positioned in the Lonestar State, which contains the largest remaining expanses
of quail habitat in North America.
Dr. Dale Rollins, a nationally known avian expert, has served as executive director since RPQRF’s founding and leads a staff that works year-round to develop best practices for quail management, as well as traps and studies as many as 5,000 quail annually, using the latest technologies to count and track the bird’s populations. The group also underwrites research on 100,000 acres across Texas and Oklahoma, working with landowners to increase quail populations, which has widespread, positive effects on scores of other native wildlife populations, including grassland birds, reptiles, amphibians, and other species. A Foundation grant of $1 million will help RPQRF meet a $2.5 million challenge grant that will build its endowment and fund future operations of this unique research entity.